If you are in the throes of passion and suddenly you spy spots of blood on the bed sheets, it can be alarming and a bit embarrassing if you're in a new relationship. Have you cut yourself? Did you miscalculate your period date? No, so why are you bleeding? Bleeding during or after sex an be unexpected and unnerving in equal measures — but there are a number of reasons this could be happening and it's unlikely to be anything serious, so try not to worry. The most important thing is to always get checked out by your doctor if something is amiss.
I bleed every time I have sex, but it's not painful. Should I be concerned?
I always bleed during sex, but it's never painful. Is something wrong? - Insider
Subscriber Account active since. I'm in my early 20s and I've only ever been with one person sexually. But practically every time we have sex, I bleed. It isn't painful ever, and I usually enjoy myself. But I often find the bleeding to be quite embarrassing and also concerning.
Maybe you just need more lube; maybe it's a sign of something more serious. At its most basic, sex is about exchanging bodily fluids. The good news: Postcoital bleeding, as bleeding or spotting after intercourse is officially called, may be embarrassing and worrisome.
Many women experience vaginal bleeding after sex at one time or another. In fact, up to 63 percent of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness and vaginal bleeding or spotting during sex. Additionally, up to 9 percent of menstruating women experience postcoital bleeding.